1st Edition

Sport Injury Psychology
Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations

Edited By

Ross Wadey

ISBN 9780367223823
Published November 23, 2020 by Routledge
272 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

USD $150.00

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Book Description

Written by a team of international experts and emerging talents from around the world, Sport Injury Psychology: Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations challenges the status quo of the field of sport injury psychology and opens new and exciting future research trajectories by critically considering:

  • How to evolve from an individual focused and single, scientific discipline into a cultural and relational focused and interdisciplinary discourse
  • How to shift from the dominant positivist foundation towards a more inclusive scholarship with divergent epistemologies, theories, and methodologies
  • How to replace the attempt to establish ‘best practice’ and desire for ‘clean’ findings with the need for continuous innovation and multifaceted applied experiences

Each chapter stimulates debate and encourages theoretical, methodological, and/or applied diversification, and closes with future research directions that provide novel and rigorous programs of research that have the potential to advance the field of sport injury psychology into an interdisciplinary discourse that strives for and embraces collaboration between academic disciplines and with practitioners working in the field. Cutting edge, timely, and comprehensive, Sport Injury Psychology: Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations is essential reading for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and more established scholars in the fields of sport communication, sports medicine, sport psychology, sports sociology, and other related sport science disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Challenging the Status Quo of Sport Injury Psychology

Ross Wadey

1. Narratives Matter! Storying Sport Injury Experiences

Toni L. Williams

2. Sport Media Research: Examining the Benefits for Sport Injury Psychology and Beyond

Kerry R. McGannon and Jenny McMahon

3. Gender Matters: How can Sociocultural Perspectives on Pain, Injury and the Sporting Body Benefit Future Research on Sport Injury Psychology?

Tanya Bunsell and Mark Doidge

4. Sport-Related Concussion: Critical Reflections, Methodological Musings, and New Research Directions

Nikolaus A. Dean

5. Pain and Injury: From the Unidimensional to the Multidimensional

Michael Atkinson

6. ‘Slim-to-Win’ to Injury: How Swimmers’ are Engaging with ‘Health Risk’ Culture due to Entrenched Body Ideals

Jenny McMahon and Kerry R. McGannon

7. "What Does not Kill us, Makes Us Stronger": Do Injured Athletes Really Experience Growth?

Karen Howells and Ciara Everard

8. Time to Re-Examine Injured Athletes Emotional Responses

Katherine A. Tamminen, Rachel Dunn, and Sarah Gairdner

9. Physiotherapist-Injured Athlete Relationship: Towards a Cultural and Relational Understanding

Sunita Kerai

10. Guilt Experienced by Coaches Following Athlete Injury

Laura Martinelli and Melissa Day

11. My Daughter’s Injured Again! I Just Don’t Know What to do Anymore

Francesca Cavallerio, Nicole Kimpton, and Camilla J. Knight

12. But We’ve Always Done it this Way: The Future of Qualitative Injury Research

Melissa Day and Kimberley Humphrey

13. Experimental Psychological Response to Injury Studies: Why so Few?

Kirsty Ledingham, Tom Williams, and Lynne Evans

14. Introducing Knowledge Translation into the Field of Sport Injury Psychology: The Art of Improving Research Uptake in Practice

Fiona J. Leggat

15. "But it is Bad!" "Yes, but is it Really as Bad as you Have Indicated Here?" "Absolutely!" Challenging Injured Athletes’ Irrational Beliefs: Not a Straightforward Exercise

Robert Morris

16. Less Control, More Flexibility: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Injured Athletes

Sarah Cecil

17. "This is the Final Jump," I respond. Why, Why, do I Utter Those Words?" Storytelling in Sport Injury Rehabilitation

Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Damien Clement, and Brian Hemmings

18. Textbooks Don’t Tell It Like It Is: Tales from Working in the Field with Injured Athletes

Renee Newcomer Appaneal

19. Three Decades Later: Looking Back to Look Forward

Britton W. Brewer

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Ross Wadey PhD is an Associated Professor at St Mary's University, UK.